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Jamie McEwan: A Rapid History

A retrospective of Jamie McEwan's paddling career: 1972 Olympics (0:29); 1973 Grand Canyon with Walt Blackadar (18:57); 1989 World Cup Race, Minden, Ontario (37:46); 1992 Olympic Trials (46:56); 1992...

Years Later, I Added the Frame

“Look at the moon,” I said, pointing. “And that star, and the little cloud.” “Yeah.” “And the ridge, and those other clouds. What a picture. What...

Looking Back: The ’89 Slalom Worlds

The Savage River. Its name alone is forbidding. And fitting for a river tucked away from the crowded Eastern cities, sitting on the fringe...

Canoeing’s ‘Pops’ Still Makes Waves

Jamie McEwan looks too young to be such an old legend. Particularly when he is racing his canoe through the thundering froth of the...

Whitewater Pioneer John Berry

Berry lived in Bethesda, Maryland and was an outstanding whitewater canoeist and competitor during the 50's and 60's. He began racing in 1956 at...

Unfiltered: Tom McEwan

Tom McEwan grew up at his family’s outdoor camp in Maryland, honing his paddling and mountaineering skills with his childhood friend, Wick Walker. They...

Denied – Linville Gorge, 1973

It was one of those early spring days that seemed no season at all, rather a pause in seasons, as if nature had come...

Linville Lessons

WICK’S IDEA was that white water sport could be elevated in likeness to classic alpine exploration, a la Shipman and Messner, engendering sagas of ...

Iron Ring, 1970

“What a crowd,” my brother commented as we ate a hasty breakfast at the parking lot that, by common consent, had become the paddlers’...